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Is the tomato a vegetable or a fruit?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Even though tomatoes have been scientifically labeled as fruit, tomatoes are actually vegetables. And they are used as vegetables. Some have even claimed the vegetable cucumbers as being fruit. And similar claims about another vegetable, bell peppers, being fruit.

  • 1 month ago

    Its a legume. otherwise known as a bean

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Tomatoes are fruits that are considered vegetables by nutritionists. Botanically, a fruit is a ripened flower ovary and contains seeds. Tomatoes, plums, zucchinis, and melons are all edible fruits, but things like maple “helicopters” and floating dandelion puffs are fruits too.

  • 2 months ago

    It is a fruit..

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    It is a fruit used as a vegetable. I do not know why the tomato confuses so many people this way, it is far from unique. 

  • 2 months ago

    Yes.                                 

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is a fruit used as a vegetable. But you already knew that, right? 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's a fruit.

    It's ''the fleshy part of a plant that contains the seeds that can produce another plant''.

    Vegetables are ''the other parts'' of a plant .. the leaves (spinach) the roots (carrots) the stem (asparagus) or the seeds themselves (peas)

  • .
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Botanically, a fruit, but utilized as a veggie. Same with cucumbers and zucchinis, as those are technically fruits, as well. A fruit is defined as the usually edible reproductive body of a seed plant, so avocados and pumpkins fall into this category, too. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Botanically it's a fruit.

    For culinary use, it's used and referred to as a vegetable. 

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